In the first century, the cross was a shocking symbol, which represented a slow and agonizing death reserved for traitors and slaves. Yet the sinless Christ endured this brutal form of execution to set free those enslaved by sin. This seems moronic to intellectuals and stumbles Jews looking for a conquering Messiah. The cross destroys human wisdom so that the humble can be saved by believing in its true power. Open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 1:18 as we begin our study with Pastor Ben Hiwale.